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Amber Strocel
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Learning where my yogurt comes from:
True story: I am shopping with my kids when they spot the Olympic organic yogurt and ask for some. I suggest we try another kind of yogurt that is on sale, because I am cheap like that. They will not hear it. I buy the yogurt. They eat it. All goes well.
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Yesterday I snorted chocolate. For real. Here's the evidence on video.
Sometimes you have to step out of your shell and try something new. This happened to me yesterday when my husband and I were enjoying a kid-free afternoon in a very trendy neighbourhood. I came across the Commercial Drive Licorice Parlour, which I have visited before because I am a licorice ...
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What I will not do during my final year as a thirtysomething:
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It's my poem of the month, inspired by an English class I took in the fall:
Last month I shared how I have recently returned to poetry. I haven't slowed down – so far I've written more than 50 poems. Many of them are not fit for public consumption, but I have written enough that are and I'd like to share some of them. And so, a new blog series is born, ...
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My podcast is back! I'm talking with Dr. Jess O'Reilly about keeping it spicy while trying to get pregnant:
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Embracing my angst-ridden 12-year-old poet once again:
I have been writing poetry. This is something I used to do as an angst-ridden 12 and 13 year old. I generated overly obvious rhymes and hit myself over the head with my own hopes and fears. I remember sitting down with pen and paper while I was babysitting, churning out three or four poems in an ...
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Mathematics is simply a different kind of poetry:
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Adventures in food and FODMAPs:
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My kids are jacks-of-all-trades when it comes to after school activities:
I am good at starting things. In fact, I love starting things. I have always been what you would call a joiner. When I'm in class now I'm always the first person to raise my hand. I volunteer. I say yes often. I am also good at keeping things going. Once I've said yes to something, ...
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Here's what my life is adding up to right now:
Well, hello there. How are you? I feel like there's a lot going on in my life that I haven't updated here. The hunt for a new vehicle to replace the Silver Bullet. My continuing obsession with poetry. My journey towards becoming a math teacher. My love of tea. My podcast.
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Aspiring Math Teacher, Writer, Erstwhile Engineer
Employment
  • VancouverMom.ca
    Managing Editor, 2011 - 2014
  • Crafting my Life
    Creator, 2011 - 2012
  • ArtsConnect
    Webmaster / Social Media, 2009 - 2012
  • Eastman Kodak
    Firmware Engineer, 1999 - 2009
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Female
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Green mama, writer, dreamer, sometimes student, wife, Vancouverite.
Introduction
I write, I dream, I parent, I podcast, I knit, I sew, I garden, I try to be green. My floors are sticky, my husband is awesome, and my cat has been in a bad mood since 2003. Once upon a time I was an engineer, and I built technology. Now I'm building a life and working towards my goal of becoming a math teacher.
Bragging rights
I am a whiz-bang cartwheeler.
Education
  • Simon Fraser University
    Engineering Science, 1994 - 2000
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